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Early Vermont Postcards Collection

Among the many historical items in Middlebury College's Vermont Collection are over 1,100 photographic postcards from depicting landscapes, structures, disasters, and daily life in early 20th Century Vermont. Many of Vermont's towns and villages are represented in the collection, and we are proud to share digitized versions of these important historic images via the Internet Archive. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special Colle...



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Scene of damage from the flood of Nov. 3, 1927, with automobiles and train rails under wreckage, Barre, Vermont.
Topics: Barre (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flooded street and houses in Montpelier (Vt.) during flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flood damage around buildings and homes near the Passumpsic River, Passumpsic, Vermont.
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged railroad tracks and derailed freight cars in Passumpsic, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flooded storage tank and other commercial structures in Barre, Vermont, during the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Barre (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Scene showing heavy erosive and structural damage (part of house has caved in and fallen away into the river) to house foundation from high water, and banks washed away, Cavendish, Vermont.
Topics: Flood damage, Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Many spectators are watching flood waters wash over a bridge over the Lamoille River in Milton, Vermont, during the flood of November 4, 1927
Topics: Milton (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flooded home in Jeffersonville, Vermont, during the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Jeffersonville (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flood damage in Montpelier, Vermont, Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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New road constructed after the Flood of 1927, runing through valley with heavy erosive damage, Cavendish, Vermont.
Topics: Cavendish (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flooded houses and Socony gasoline storage tank in Wells River, Vermont, flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Many men are working to move dirt on a bank of the Winooski River in Middlesex to help control flood damage in the future. A bridge over the river is visible in the distance as well as some homes.
Topics: Flood control, Middlesex (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Washed out bridge in Randolph, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Randolph (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Rubble and other damage along the North Branch River in Montpelier, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Damaged houses and Socony gasoline storage tank, Wells River, Vermont, Flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flooded Socony gasoline station and garage in Wells River, Vermont, during the flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flooded buildings in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, from flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: St. Johnsbury (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Flooded street and houses in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, during flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: St. Johnsbury (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Scene of town with bridge over the White River, before the flood, Gaysville, Vermont.
Topics: Gaysville (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Washed out bridge in Randolph, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Randolph (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Washed out railroad bridge in Center Rutland, Vermont, during flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Rutland (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flooded railroad yard in Brattleboro next to the Connecticut River in Vermont in the spring of 1936. Steam locomotives, freight cars and passenger cars are in the south yard looking north.
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Damaged C. P. R. Depot, Passumpsic, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Title supplied by cataloger Damaged railroad station and tracks at Proctor, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Flood waters on State Street, Montpelier, Vermont, during the flood of November 4, 1927. Two men are standing on the roof top of a flooded building and other are leaning out of windows on an upper floor. Legible store signs include: Wayne M. Reed, W. E. Adams and Son, G. O. Boyles, Drugs, Western Union, and Imperial Restaurant. Two church steeples are visible in the background.
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Title supplied by cataloger Washed out river bank and railroad tracks in Wells River, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Title supplied by cataloger Looking south on Main Street in Wells River, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927. Hales Tavern on right.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Title supplied by cataloger B & M Railroad bridge over the Connecticut River at Bellows Falls, Vermont, during the Flood of 1927, with houses in the distance on the other side of the river. The view is northerly along the Connecticut River Line.
Topics: Bellows Falls (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Washed out dam of the Bridgewater Woolen Company on the Ottauquchee River in Bridgewater, Vermont, damaged by the flood of November 3, 1927
Topics: Bridgewater (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Washed out railroad bridge over the Otter Creek in Proctor, Vermont
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Several damaged and tilted homes in Montpelier, Vermont, are surrounded by waters from the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Several people are viewing damage to buildings on State Street, in Montpelier, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Some people are viewing the damage to homes on Lower State Street, in Montpelier, Vermont, from the flood of November 4, 1927. Railroad tracks are visible on the right side of the street.
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Flood scene looking down State Street in Montpelier, Vermont, on November 4, 1927
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Washout of Central Vermont Railway Co. tracks in Northfield, Vermont on Nov. 3, 1927.
Topics: Northfield (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Debris from the flood of November 4, 1927 lodges against the Rialto bridge in Montpelier, Vermont
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
View of tilted railroad cars and other damage from the flood of November 5, 1927 in Montpelier, Vermont
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Buckled aisle on the floor and tilted pews in Bethany Church in Montpelier, Vermont, after the flood of November 3-4, 1927
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Postmarked June 3, 1936. Mailed to mrs. Arthur Ryan, East Main Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. "We are enjoying a short vacation in Maine. We quit our job May 15, asked for a raise and did not get it. Expect to return to Mass. next week to look for another job. My E. Pepperello Mass. address will always reach me. Sincerely, Masine L." Flooding at the railroad station in Bellows Falls, Vermont, with passenger cars on tracks, and bridges, a water tank and a smokestack in the background
Topics: Railroad stations, Bellows Falls, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Flood wreckage against Spring Street bridge and Fred Gleason's House. Montpelier, Vt., Nov. 4th, 1927
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Scene showing washout at Bridgewater Woolen Co.'s dam, during the flood of November 3, 1927, with power lines down, and onlookers, Bridgewater, Vermont.
Topics: Bridgewater (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flood damage in Rutland, Vermont, during the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Rutland (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flood waters gushing through railroad station in Proctor, Vermont, during the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flood waters and damaged houses in Wells River, Vermont, Flood of 1927
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged street and houses in Bethel, Vermont, from Flood of 1927
Topics: Bethel (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flooded street and houses in Montpelier, Vermont, during flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Damaged house in Montpelier, Vermont, due to flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Missisquoi River in Richford, Vermont, during the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Richford (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged bridge and rubble in Montpelier, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Washed out railroad bridge in Center Rutland during flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Railroad bridges, Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Large washout and damage from the great flood of November 4, 1927 in Cavendish, Vermont
Topics: Flood damage, Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flooded railroad station and railyard in Proctor, Vermont, from Flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Damage to the Smith house in Montpelier, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flooded street, cars and buildings in Montpelier, Vermont, during flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Flooded buildings and State Street in Montpelier, Vermont, during the flood of Nov. 4,1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged buildings at ChaseFiber Co. in Passumpsic, Vermont, due to flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Wrecked cars and other damage on Meadow St. in Proctor, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Major damage to a home in Cavendish, Vermont, due to the flood of November 4, 1927
Topics: Flood damage, Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged railroad tracks and freight cars at Passumpsic, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Soil erosion and damaged houses on Powers Hill in Proctor, Vt., Flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Raging river and damaged houses on Powers Hill in Proctor, Vermont, due to flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flooded street in Montpelier, Vermont, with post office and courthouse in foreground, Flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Large washout close to two homes in Cavendish, Vermont, due to the flood of November 4, 1927
Topics: Flood damage, Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Large washout close to a home in Cavendish, Vermont, due to the flood of November 4, 1927
Topics: Flood damage, Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged railroad tracks and washed out railroad bridge in Passumpsic, Vermont, in flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Soil erosion and damaged houses on Powers Hill in Proctor, Vermont, from Flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged railroad tracks and derailed freight cars in Passumpsic, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged railroad tracks, road and buildings at ChaseFiber Co. in Passumpsic, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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North Branch of the Winooski River and damaged buildings in Montpelier, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Three men working on damaged telephone pole next to washed out railroad tracks in Passumpsic, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Washed out tracks of Central Vermont Railway Co. after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Printed in Germany Washed out railroad bridge in Center Rutland, Vermont, during the devastating flood of November 4, 1927
Topics: Center Rutland (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Flooded store in White River Junction, Vermont, during flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: White River Junction (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Text on verso: This is between the covered bridge and Mrs. Goulds. The cider mill is all gone, not even a board left. You see the river has changed its course. Damage from the flood of 1927 changes a road to a brook in Cavendish.
Topics: Flood damage, Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Washed out Central Vermont Railroad bridge in Montpelier, Vermont, Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection